Cristiano Ronaldo has extended his contract with Real Madrid, with the deal designed to keep him at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2021 and will thus likely see him finish his career with Los Blancos.
Per Real's official website, Ronaldo signed the deal on Monday at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Addressing the press afterward, the forward insisted the extension is the gloss on what has been a memorable 2016 and that there's a lot more to come from him yet, per ESPN FC's Dermot Corrigan:
Per AS (via Metro's Michael Clayton), Ronaldo has previously stated he wants to retire at Real and play until he is over 40.
His new deal will only take him up to the age of 36, but it has certainly increased the chances of him remaining in Madrid until he decides to hang up his boots.
During the media briefing, Ronaldo was asked about the possibility of scoring a whopping 500 goals for the club:
Ronaldo has been at Real since he made the switch from Manchester United in 2009 for a then-world-record fee of £80 million. He has more than lived up to his price tag, winning La Liga once and two UEFA Champions Leagues with the club, also claiming two Ballon d'Or awards while at the Bernabeu.
The Portugal captain and Euro 2016 winner has also surpassed Raul as Real's all-time leading goalscorer, per the club's official website.
Ronaldo's decision to extend his stay in the Spanish capital can only be good news for Real, as he remains one of the best players on the planet.
His age is sure to catch up with him eventually, but he has remained a consistent goalscorer despite having entered his 30s. He's had a slow start to the 2016-17 campaign, but a recent hat-trick against Alaves suggests he's returning to form.